Changing diapers scare most parents; even the caregivers find it unpleasant. As for new parents, each time they change a diaper seems like an endless cycle. Are you pregnant and waiting for your newborn baby to arrive and thinking, “how do I change my baby diaper”? It’s easy, the video tutorial below will show you step by step, an easy way you can follow to change a diaper for your baby boy or girl. The second video shows how to change diaper on a newborn baby with umbilical cord. Watch the video tutorials below and practice along.
Video 1: How to Change Diaper for a Newborn Baby
Video 2: How to Change Diaper for a Newborn with Umbilical Cord
You need to be more careful when changing diaper for a newborn baby (boy or girl) with umbilical cord. When changing diaper for a baby with umbilical cord, ensure not to cover the umbilical cord stump.
Special Notes: Changing Diaper for a Baby Boy
Changing diaper for a newborn baby boy can be challenging, but tricky at the same time.
If your baby boys diaper is soiled, pull down the front half of the dirty diaper and cover the penis with a clean cloth, a disposable pad or diaper because boys have the tendency to pee during diaper change, immediately their soiled diaper.
If your baby is a girl, wipe from front to back and clean baby girls’ front with a damp baby wipe or wet cloth to avoid putting her at risk of urinary tract infections.
How to Change a Soiled (Pooped) Diaper
- If your baby's dirty diaper is soiled with poo, just lay a cloth, towel, or disposable pad under the baby instead of a clean diaper.
- Next, gently lift his/ her ankle to one side and then use the front half of the diaper to wipe off the poop.
- Also clean the baby’s back, bottom and between his/ her thighs.
How Often Should You Change a Newborn Baby’s Diaper?
- The general rule says a baby shouldn't be in a diaper longer than 2 to 4 hours depending on the age of the baby.
- Newborn babies and infants wet more frequently than toddlers, so changing them every 2 hours is advised.
- Changing your baby diapers frequently to avoid diaper rash and ensure to change a pooped baby diaper as soon as possible as you notice.
Changing a Diaper is Easier than You Thought
Babies and toddlers need a change of diaper often to avoid discomfort and diaper rash. It doesn’t matter the type of diaper you are using on your baby – whether it is a disposable diaper or cloth diaper, the methods for changing a dirty diaper are the same.
That’s it on a beginner’s guide to how to change a disposable diaper for a newborn baby. You’ll need to watch the above video tutorial a few more times, and practice along, until you become perfect.